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Table 4 The awareness and utilization status of social supports for caregivers

From: Awareness, utilization and influencing factors of social supports for main informal caregivers of schizophrenia patients: a cross-sectional study in primary care settings in Beijing, China

Items Awareness rate (n%) Utilization rate (n%)
Social security
Patients could apply for disability certificate. 349 (96.14) 327 (90.08)
Patients could use public transport and visit scenic spots for free. 295 (81.27) 278 (76.58)
For Beijing residents, patients could apply for basic medical insurance. 189 (52.07) 126 (34.71)
For Beijing residents, patients could apply for pension subsidy. 147 (40.50) 95 (26.17)
Day care centers. 176 (48.48) 49 (13.50)
Single-child disabled family could apply for special support policies in Beijing. 54 (14.88) 21 (5.79)
Patients could apply for social insurance subsidy for disabled persons in urban areas. 46 (12.67) 21 (5.79)
Patients could participate in rehabilitation programs. 97 (26.72) 21 (5.79)
Patients could obtain financial assistance in rehabilitation programs. 54 (14.88) 11 (3.03)
Patients can participate in vocational training for disabilities. 68 (18.73) 16 (4.41)
Patients could obtain corresponding subsidies during vocational training. 47 (12.95) 8 (2.20)
Patients could be admitted to stay in a rehabilitation institution organized by the district. 58 (15.98) 15 (4.13)
Patients could obtain corresponding subsidies during their stay in a rehabilitation institution organized by the district. 29 (7.99) 11 (3.03)
Patients could apply for the reduction of individual income tax. 41 (11.29) 11 (3.03)
Patients could obtain tax incentives for Beijing disabled. 43 (11.85) 9 (2.48)
Patients could be admitted to stay in Beijing social welfare institutions for the disabled. 44 (12.12) 10 (2.75)
Patients could obtain corresponding subsidies in Beijing social welfare institutions for the disabled. 29 (7.99) 12 (3.31)
Patients could get employment support in Beijing. 58 (15.98) 3 (0.83)
Patients could get support when they starting a business in Beijing. 47 (12.95) 4 (1.10)
Financial support   
Patients could obtain disability living allowance in Beijing (100 RMB / month). 288 (79.34) 262 (72.18)
Patients could obtain Beijing residents’ home disability service (100 RMB / month). 219 (60.33) 158 (43.53)
Patients could obtain minimum living allowances for Beijing residents. 283 (77.96) 123 (33.88)
Patients could apply for basic living allowance for severely disabled families. 108 (29.75) 54 (14.88)
Patients who lived in dire poverty could get support. 112 (30.85) 49 (13.50)
Medical support
Patients could obtain free psychotropic medications. 340 (93.66) 304 (83.75)
Patients could obtain regular medical examination once a year in the community health service center (or station). 327 (90.08) 230 (63.36)
Patients could obtain support to reduce the burden of medical expenses. 199 (54.82) 151 (41.60)
Severe patients in poverty could get psychiatric diagnosis and treatment subsidy. 109 (30.03) 76 (20.94)
Education support
Patient’s children could obtain subsidies when be educated. 46 (12.67) 20 (5.51)
Living conditions support
Patients or their families are supported by welfare guarantees to improve living conditions. 115 (31.68) 30 (8.26)